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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short of that. it's a resource issue of money. >> some trees supposed to be maintained by homeowners. across town in san francisco russian hill neighborhood, this family narrowly escaped being hit by a huge cypress tree. one piece spearing through the master bedroom. >> fell over my head. one of the branches, the main trunk of the tree fell into our yard. and then, one branch fell into our house. >> trees like this one found in city parks are usually removed later. this one will remind neighbors of the power of the most recent storm. >> i did hear a lot of rain coming down. a lot of wind. but no sounds at night. so just came out a minute ago. and wow. there is a tree gone. >> and again i'm on 14th avenue. in the richmond district. here is an interesting fact for you. there are about 103,000 neighborhood trees in san francisco. the city maintains about a third of them. i'm live in san francisco now, let's go to my colleague, wayne freedman
Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
and into the neighborhood. city crews tell us piles of large debris plugged up the culvert and the force of the flood water started washing away the earth between the culvert and the road. that's when the pavement collapsed on top of the utility lines. there could have been raw sue -- sewage running down the treat. >> it was a moving target. we saul the road had begun to dip, appeared to be failing. we called central sand. they were working on top of the failing road, and they worked very rapidly through the morning, and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. reporter: this chest of drawers is among the debris that washed down the creek and plugged up the culvert. you can see logs, tree stumps and an assortment of garbage. the city still doesn't have an accurate read how many homes are affected but says the residents will probably by without water throughout the night. interestingly the same culvert was plugged and caused serious flooding in 1997. back livement you can see the hole in the ground. hey several utility crews out here trying to restore service and other crews are tryin
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
into law. deputies tried to move quickly to cover the protestors. there is a rule requiring clothes at city hall. when taking their off, three men, four women were tossed out. >> i am nudist butuqcdñ i prepae to have the freedom of being in the sexual revolution. >> the law will take affect in february unless a judge sides with the nudist who's say the ban violates their civil rights. there willo#z be permitted devents. but that doesn't satisfy the protestors. >> it teaches children that they should be ashamed of their bodies and adults they should ab shamed of their body autos supervisor scott weiner says his constituents were tired of seeing a group of naked guys every day. sow sponsors this citywide ordinance. >> i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it passed and to move on to other thing autos but that is not likely to happen right away. there is now a criminal charge against local blogger michael petrillis posting this picture of scott weiner in a bathroom preparing to brush his teeth. what he had tried to take was a picture of the supervisor again talls. the district attorne
Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
the hill. >> i know that people are working on it. i've gt confidence in this city to take care of it. >> the city estimates that the cost of the repair runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they're not worried about paying for it. unlike other cities, lafayette has a $5 million rainy day fund as its called and as city managers told us. yesterday qualifies as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> this did thank you. near scott's valley would be closed sometime as well. you can see part of one lane has been washed away. this is a sparsely populated area but people who live here it's going to be inconvenient getting around this closure, officials should have a better idea how long this will take within the next few days. >> we're learning tonight 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm damage. a building in
Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
are watching for slides, daly city and pacifica. pacifica residents don't want a repeated of 2010 when rain washed 60 feet of hillside and two apartment buildings were condemned. so far, so good. >> i haven't seen any advanced erosion since we were here two years ago. we made it through two winters. >> work crews are waiting for clear skies to get shore up a hillside. a water main broke a loose and let 40,000 gallons of water washed out 5,000 cubic feet of soil. >> cameras serve as an early warning system. david louie has the story from east palo alto. >> reporter: it looks tame now but residents who live along or near the creek know what it can done after a major storm. this is video from 1998 when the creek poured over the banks and flooded homes in menlo park and palo alto. network of remote web cams provide an early warning system. that is comfort to some of the victims. >> at least an early warning system warns the neighborhood if we do have to evacuate. >> a joint powers authority hopes to expand the system. >> when a rainfalls and upper watershed, it takes at least an hour for it to
Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
. strong winds sent sand blowing across the road. the city decided conditions were too dangerous to keep traffic flowing. they have not said when this will be open again. >> rain made for sloppy driving in the south bay. drivers sent the water spraying across the roadway. a similar scene on roads throughout the coast. we're live where weather it d the temperatures here at the summit dropped about 10 degrees. there is no rain and the fog is nothing like this morning when you couldn't see headline lights or cars. the fog and rain was so treacherous, some drivers decided to wait1xg it out. >> this is anything like this on the hillside especially. >> chp trying to minimize problems by running traffic breaks. >> hydroplaning can result from braking too fast. >> on highway 9 it couldn't get slower, wild weather knocked a tree into a power line and downed wires backed up cars for miles. >> prediction, today is the light day. so this is to be in trouble. >> only pg&e could restore power leaving businesses in the dark. >> we didn't have a terrific panic but a thought. what is going to happen now?
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